Though we've had a slew of zombies and demons shoveled down our throats over the past few days, is there any way to create a new flick that keeps things fresh? Wait -- I know -- how about we take a bunch of zombies, demons and "other bad guys," and have them square off against Santa Claus!? Not only that, but we'll get the dudes behind 300 to make the flick, hoping they'll put the jolly fat man in an outfit that's just a tad more revealing than we need it to be. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on who you talk to), I'm not kidding about the above. The Hollywood Reporter tells us Hollywood Gang (the shingle behind 300) has optioned the rights to the graphic novel The Last Christmas, which was written by actor-comedian Brian Posehn and Gerry Duggan.
In it, Santa Claus turns his back on Christmas for whatever reason (I imagine the salary kind of sucks when you're giving everything away for free), but when he finally decides to emerge from seclusion, "he has to find a way to save the world, and Christmas, from being overrun by demons, zombies and other bad guys." So what are they trying to say here? What's the message? Without Santa Claus, our entire planet would be f**ked? Seems that way. I can't imagine this graphic novel is serious in tone (if you've read it, please speak up), but it's definitely garnered my interest ... if only because I'd like to see Santa rip the head off a zombie and use it to kill a demon -- something tells me the kids would love it! No writer is onboard to adapt at this time, so we'll have to wait and see the route they eventually decide to take. What do you think about this one (the cover completely rocks, by the way)?